Available Positions

 
Habitat for Humanity Greater Boston is an Equal Opportunity Employer and actively seeks a diverse pool of candidates for each position. Currently available positions are listed below; click on the titles to see more information and to apply.
DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT
Habitat for Humanity Greater Boston seeks a talented, enthusiastic Director of Development to lead and grow the organization’s fundraising program and donor engagement efforts. This is an exciting time join Habitat’s team, working alongside our new President & CEO who is committed to expanding the department with the leadership of the Director of Development.

About the Organization

Habitat for Humanity Greater Boston is dedicated to building simple, affordable homes in partnership with low-income families and the broader community. We believe homeownership is a vital step breaking the cycle of poverty. Habitat for Humanity Greater Boston is an independent affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International.

Each year, Habitat Greater Boston raises $2.5 to $3 million in contributions. Our strategy is rooted in the belief that donor retention and supporter satisfaction are critical components of an effective fundraising program. We value relationships above donations and seek someone committed to building long-term partnerships with donors. With a larger development team, we aspire to increase annual revenues to $4 million in future years. To learn more, please visit our website at www.habitatboston.org.

About the Position

The Director of Development will be responsible for the design and implementation of a development strategy for growing revenue, improving donor retention, and deepening relationships with supporters. This position will also lead fundraising initiatives to raise our annual operating budget with a focus on major gifts. The Director of Development reports to the President and CEO and supervises the Corporate and Institutional Engagement Coordinator and other future development department staff.

Position responsibilities include:

  • Develop short- and long-range plans including goal setting, strategy identification, benchmarking, and evaluation.
  • Research funding sources and trends, and help position the organization ahead of major funding changes or trends.
  • Establish performance measures, monitor results, and evaluate the effectiveness of the organization’s fund development program.
  • Identify, research, cultivate, solicit, and steward a portfolio of major donors and prospects including family foundations, trusts, and donor-advised funds.
  • Develop strategies to build long-term relationships with supporters, appropriately recognizes their contributions, and deepen their commitment and connection to the organization.
  • Identify prospective supporters and cultivate their involvement.
  • Coordinate development operations, including database management, gift processing, production of mailing lists, and dissemination of print communications.
  • Monitor and report regularly on the progress of the development program at board meetings, staff meetings, etc.
  • Recruit, train, mentor, and manage current and new staff in the development department.
  • Assist the CEO in planning his fundraising time and managing his donor portfolio.
  • Work collaboratively with our development consultant on annual appeal letters, newsletters, and other donor communications and stewardship materials.
  • Work collaboratively with the CEO and the Director of External Relations to leverage donor involvement around our American Dream Awards Breakfast.
  • Motivate and support the Board of Directors around their fundraising work, in partnership with the CEO.

The ideal candidate will have the following skills and qualifications:

  • At least five years in development, ideally in a leadership role, including work with donors, senior staff, board members, and volunteers.
  • Experience translating vision into concrete goals with actionable project plans.
  • Proven track record raising funds and building relationships with donors.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the importance of top-notch donor service.
  • Talent for engaging people, building personal connections, learning their interests, and involving them in our mission.
  • Ability to work as part of a team and collaborate effectively with staff across departments as well as external consultants.
  • Experience supervising and developing skills of junior fundraising professionals.
  • Outstanding written and interpersonal skills.
  • Strategic, creative, ambitious, passionate, self-motivated, and open to learning.
  • Highly organized with strong attention to detail.
  • Strong organization and project management skills with the ability to juggle competing priorities under pressure while managing near and long term deadlines.
  • Knowledge of national trends and best practices in fundraising.
  • Willingness to work flexible hours when needed, including evenings and weekends on occasion.
  • Commitment to Habitat for Humanity’s mission.
  • Bachelor’s degree.

Compensation

Salary commensurate with experience in the range of $85,000 to $100,000. Paid vacation and holidays. Employer-paid health, life, and disability insurance.

About Habitat for Humanity Greater Boston

Habitat for Humanity Greater Boston is dedicated to building simple, low-cost homes in partnership with low-income families who need decent and affordable housing. We believe homeownership is a vital step to help families break the cycle of poverty. Habitat for Humanity Greater Boston is an independent affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International.

To Apply:

Send your resume and a cover letter explaining why you’re interested in the position and how your experience could benefit Habitat Greater Boston. Materials should be emailed to hiring@habitatboston.org. Please put your full name and “Director of Development” in the subject line. Only applications with both a cover letter and resume will be considered. No phone calls please.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received, until the position is filled. Priority will be given to materials received before February 14, 2020.

Habitat for Humanity Greater Boston is an equal opportunity employer.

FAMILY SERVICES COORDINATOR
Job Summary

Habitat for Humanity Greater Boston is seeking a Family Services Coordinator who will report to the Family Services Manager.  This is an exciting opportunity to help Habitat Greater Boston build and expand upon its service to low-income families by helping them to achieve economic success and break generational cycles of poverty through our homeownership program.  There are more than 100 families in the Habitat program and we expect that number to continue to increase at the rate of approximately five each year.

The Family Services Coordinator will work closely with the Family Services Manager and will assist in all family services functions, including family selection, family education and support, and research and data collection. They will be expected to work collaboratively with other Habitat departments and our many volunteers.

 

Some specific responsibilities include the following:

  • Condominium Operation

Habitat Greater Boston’s building model mainly consists of the construction of condominiums. The Family Services Coordinator will assist the Family Services Manager in ensuring that these condo associations, both current and future, are properly maintained, including timely payment of bills and deposits of fees.

  • Family Selection Process

One of the most important functions performed by Habitat Greater Boston is the selection of potential candidates for the Habitat program.  Habitat Greater Boston has a dedicated all-volunteer Family Selection Committee who depends on the organization to recruit families for its consideration. The Family Services Coordinator will assist in screening applications as well as shepherding potential partner families through the application and homesteader process as they work to become homeowners.

  • Education and “Sweat Equity” Programs

Habitat “homesteaders” must contribute 300 hours of work to the organization – at a Habitat construction site or the ReStore – in order to qualify to purchase a home from us.  They are also required to attend a 10-class education program about real estate matters, laws, condominium management, effective communication, and responsible financial behavior. The Family Services Coordinator will shepherd these families through the process and be available to them for scheduling their hours and general communication.

  • Research and Data Collection

Create and implement an outreach strategy that enables homeowners to give Habitat feedback on various aspects of the program. Combined with external data on the Boston housing market, low-income family needs and other data, this original data will be used in future publications, fundraising efforts and grant applications, and should result in recommendations on new programs or resources needed in the family selection and/or homeowner stages of the program.

  • Resource Coordination

Identify and coordinate additional resources and programs for Habitat homeowners that will help them to maintain and pay for their homes and gain additional economic success, through research of and meetings with local organizations. A key component of this is publishing a quarterly homeowner newsletter as a means of making these resources known and available to homeowners.

Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated interest in social work and/or community planning and organizing.
  • Bachelor’s degree in social work, urban planning or other related field, or pursuing a degree in a relevant field
  • Knowledge of Boston-area social service agencies and programs and a desire to work with diverse low-income populations.
  • Proficiency using Microsoft Office, including Excel, Word and PowerPoint, and Adobe Creative Suite.
  • Excellent communication skills, compassion for others, and experience working as a member of team.

About Habitat for Humanity Greater Boston

Habitat for Humanity Greater Boston is dedicated to building simple, low-cost homes in partnership with low-income families who need decent and affordable housing. We believe homeownership is a vital step to help families break the cycle of poverty. Habitat for Humanity Greater Boston is an independent affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International.

To Apply:

  • Send your resume and a cover letter specifically explaining why you’re interested in working with our families and how you will contribute to Habitat’s mission and benefit from your experience here.
  • Your materials should be emailed to hiring@habitatboston.org. Please put your full name and “Family Services Coordinator” in the subject line.

Applications will be considered as they are received, until the position is filled. Priority will be given to materials received before February 17, 2020.

Habitat for Humanity Greater Boston is an equal opportunity employer.

Habitat for Humanity Greater Boston is an Equal Opportunity Employer and actively seeks a diverse pool of candidates for each position.

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